140-Character Twitter Limit Lifted

Posted: Aug 12 2015, 4:52pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Business News


140-Character Twitter Limit Lifted
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The social media giant announced today that they will no longer limit direct messages.

If you like to go on and on while on Twitter, then the company just made an announcement that is likely to make you happy - there will no longer be character limits on direct messages. While the character limit will still be in effect for public Tweets, it will free up some forms of conversation used on the website.

"Today’s change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun," wrote Twitter product manager Sachin Agarwal in the blog post. The change is rolling out to users starting Wednesday.

Sachin Agarwal who is also the key product manager for Direct Messages at the firm, said: "I think that you will definitely see folks being more expressive in general.

"I think in the past you might have felt constricted by 140 characters and so you had to cut out a word here or there, but now you end up with these longer messages where people are really able to get their point across and do it in a more funny way.

"They can add more emojis, more photos, things like that - which just let them be a little more richer [sic] in their expression."

Though Twitter has certainly seen a downturn in just how many users it has, one of the largest populations continues to be the fan network for various entertainment sources like One Direction, Nicki Minaj, and Avengers. It was because of this trend that the company started allowing group messages as well.

These moves all seem to be pointing toward a conscious effort to help turn Twitter into a more accessible social network and boost its growth — something investors and executives have highlighted as a top priority for the company, according to The Washington Post. Twitter currently has about 300 million global users while rival social network Facebook has more than 1.4 billion.

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